Just engaged? Congratulations! Engagements are a time for excitement, but it can also be a little overwhelming because you’re just about to embark on one of the most important journeys of your life, and knowing just where to start is key to getting it right.
There is now the wedding planning to do, but before you get that, there is just one little detail you need to decide with your other half, the WHEN? and WHERE?
Choosing your wedding date is one of the most important decisions that you have to make. It’s going to be the basis of all the other details that follow – the date you choose will impact all aspects of your big day. You may have planned the decor, your wedding cake, the guests’ seating chart, but until you decide the date all of these cannot come into realization.
How to Begin
Consider the following things when choosing your wedding date:
You’ll be surprised to know that many couples get lost in the wedding preparations and forget to check the one uncontrollable thing that can make or break a wedding, and that one thing is the weather. After spending a lot of money on what is one of the most memorable days of your life, the last thing you want is torrential rain pouring on you an your guests while you’re saying your wedding vows in a beautiful outdoor setting, or while you’re out there taking photos to remember your wedding by. Websites like World Weather Online provide great weather prediction tools that can help you get a sense of the typical weather for your location and wedding date. It provides long range weather predictions that enable you predict the weather for your big day.
It is no secret that the most popular months for weddings are June (everybody wants to be a June bride), September and October. During these months the weather is a little cooler and beautiful, just perfect for weddings. However, some couples still prefer the hot summer months which aren’t bad either, dependingon the type of wedding you want, and other factors such as your wedding theme, vendor availability, products in season, your guests’ availability and more. Whichever date you choose, just remember to keep in mind that the weather for the season you choose will play an important part in your wedding location, style and budgeting.
Avoid Choosing Holidays Unless You Prefer a Holiday Wedding
Unless your wedding is theme for a particular holiday or you intentionally plan for it to happen on a holiday, things can get a little tricky. If you get it right, getting married on a holiday can be fun and festive, and provide you with a lot of great options in terms of décor. While this exciting period has many pros, it doesn’t come without cons. Some of the cons include forever having your wedding anniversaries during that same holiday you’ve chosen for your wedding, prices spiking up because it’s a holiday season, and much more.
Take Your Time
When embarking on a wedding planning journey, consider taking things a little slow at first and start by deciding on a wedding budget, next pick the wedding date. Once you’ve picked the date, decide which city or town to get married in and then contact a wedding planner who can take away the stress of the whole planning process. Not all wedding planners are the same. If you choose a wedding planner with a good reputation, it’s obvious you’ll get fantastic results. On the contrary, if you pick a bad one, you can only expect results that reflect their abilities. At Baroque Contempo, our years of experience and industry reputation means that we get a lot of our business through word of mouth, something that really gives us great confidence in the service we provide our brides and grooms. A good wedding planner will take into consideration time factors and help you breathe, throughout the entire wedding planning process.
Consider Your Wedding Budget
Some couples believe the wedding date is the first thing you need to pick, but this is not true. As wedding experts here at Baroque Contempo, we can tell you that your wedding budget should be decided before the wedding date. When you do so, you get to know what you can afford and begin to look for a wedding date that is suitable for your budget. A good example is how seasonal wedding dates that fall during June, September, and October can cost a little more compared to other dates.
The key is to approach your wedding date picking in a chronological manner or seek the advice of the wedding experts at Baroque Contempo from day one. We can guide you through making all the right decisions that will make your wedding planning exceptional and stress-free, from the get go.